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[uhn-trooth-fuh l] /ʌnˈtruθ fəl/
not truthful; wanting in veracity; diverging from or contrary to the truth; not corresponding with fact or reality.
Origin of untruthful
1325-75; Middle English; see un-1, truthful
Related forms
untruthfully, adverb
untruthfulness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for untruthful
  • The court noted that prosecutors made no attempt to correct the untruthful testimony of government witnesses.
  • It talks about if you're untruthful in small things, you should be disbelieved in big things.
  • As an attorney, you full well knew that omissions in testimony are in fact untruthful.
  • Unfair, untruthful or purposely deceptive advertising can result in costly penalties.
  • Being untruthful or concealing relevant facts during your visa application may result in your ineligibility for a visa.
  • Refusing to answer or making untruthful answers could result in fine, imprisonment, or both for contempt of court.
  • Speaking indirectly about the subject could be seen as a sign that individuals are being untruthful.
British Dictionary definitions for untruthful


(of a person) given to lying
diverging from the truth; untrue
Derived Forms
untruthfully, adverb
untruthfulness, noun
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